Learn to live life to the fullest by breathing properly
As human beings, we breathe on average 670 million times over the course of our lives: it is a mechanism which is on the one hand critical to our psycho-physical well-being, while at the same time being taken totally for granted. Yet most of us breathe badly, snore when we sleep, or suffer from breathing difficulties, such as sleep apnoea. Breath tells the story of James Nestor’s quest to discover the proper way to breathe, through interviews, travel, scientific studies, and his own research, in an attempt to rediscover the wisdom that has been lost over the centuries. In his book, the author traces the history of mankind, to explain how we came to be the worst breathing animal in the world, delves into distant knowledge acquired by previous, ancient civilisations, who had already studied various breathing techniques and come to understand the importance of breathing.